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Old 02-22-17, 01:54 AM
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Is there such a thing?

I swear I've seen some sort of pourable liquid that can be used to fill expansion/crack control joints? I don't mean backer rod and grey butyl rubber caulk, I'd wind up with it on the walls and my fingers glued together.

I only want to use it in the garage to keep blowing leaves and such from my trash tree out of the joints. And when I drop a screw or similar it would be a heck of a lot easier to find.

The garage and drive are very stable, no cracks that I can see even in the joints, at least none that have separated or are at different heights.

No two part epoxy stuff and should be self leveling. It will probably never see more than foot traffic unless they predict apocalyptic size hail.

I can get pretty much anything via Amazon, but would prefer some consumer grade thing that might be available locally. All I can find online is industrial grade.

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Old 02-22-17, 03:04 AM
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I've used this and recall it leveling pretty well. I guess it depends on how large the crack is and how aggressively you apply it. SAKRETE 1 Qt. Concrete Crack Filler-60205006 - The Home Depot
 
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Old 02-22-17, 05:39 AM
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I've used it (What Larry mentioned) and it works well. Years back I also used an epoxy filler from a caulking gun to smooth over the garage expansion joints. Most of it is still in place.
 
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Old 02-22-17, 12:26 PM
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Jeeze, I think the crack filler would cost me a ton by the time I'm done. The joints are pretty wide (3/4") at the top and about 3/8" at the bottom. Prob 1/2 - 5/8" deep. The center joint is about 28' long with the mid joint being 18 ft wide. That's a lot of product.

Guess I'm looking more for a liquid rubber type product in a gallon jug? May have to stop by one of the local concrete/construction companies. I know I've seen something used in a non-commercial setting.
 
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Old 02-22-17, 12:33 PM
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How about just filling the joints with cement. It will do what you want and not affect the ability of the joints (it will just sit on top of the joints). Eventually it will crumble and you'll need to repair or redo it.
 
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Old 02-22-17, 12:36 PM
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Not sure what stores you have around, but there are plenty of options in the gallon size.

https://www.google.com/search?q=gall...e=off&tbm=shop
 
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Old 02-22-17, 01:54 PM
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Check with a local swimming pool supply company. They have those typed of fillers to keep expansion from popping off the coping stones around the pool. May be wise to use a backer rod to save on materials.
 
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Old 02-22-17, 05:43 PM
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Hmm, one I see in the link seems like a good possibility. Only about 8 bucks a gallon and we do have an ACE here.

To answer the other questions, don't really want to use a sand or topping mix. Quite a bit of labor with my dislocated shoulder. Plus I've seen the results after a few years, in some cases at least, it's all cracked and crumbling. And it's a Rental anyway. This is for my convenience only.

Here in small town AZ we have a HD, WM, KM, Ace, and TV within about 10 miles of me. Oh, and a TSC, which I keep forgetting about. They have a lot of things at 1/2 the price of HD.

We do have one pool/spa company and several reputable stone companies, so I may check with them before deciding. The pool and stone guys aren't really in the business to help people out like that though, I've dealt with a couple of them. They want to sell their services or come give an estimate when all I wanted was advice.
 
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